Base Backpackers

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's biggest live music venue has become another Covid victim. Loco nightclub, which is part of the Base Backpackers complex, closes its doors after next weekend. In a Facebook post this week, it announces, ‘‘with the heaviest of hearts’’,...

‘Trophy’ CBD hotel sells

PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's five-star Sofitel’s been bought by a New Zealand hotel fund that’s expected to take it to the next level. Local hotelier Graham Wilkinson, who’s had the controlling stake in the CBD property since 2010, says ‘‘it was evident...
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